The Commercial National Bank Of Lafayette
The Commercial National Bank Of Lafayette in Louisiana printed $297,940 dollars worth of national currency. That is a pretty standard output. However, some types of currency from this bank could still be rare. This national bank opened in 1928 and stopped printing money in 1931, which equals a 4 year printing period. That means that money from this bank was not entering circulation very often. During its life, The Commercial National Bank Of Lafayette issued 2 different types and denominations of national currency. We have examples of the types listed below. Your bank note should look similar. Just the bank name will be different. For the record, The Commercial National Bank Of Lafayette was located in Lafayette County. It was assigned charter number 13209.
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The Commercial National Bank Of Lafayette in Louisiana issued 4,175 sheets of $5 1902 blue seal national bank notes. Many small national banks could be in business for years and only print between 2,500 and 5,000 sheets of blue seals. Ben Harrison is on the front of all 1902 $5 blue seal bank notes. This happens to be the smallest denomination issued for the 1902 series. Each note is complete with a blue seal and blue charter number. Despite saying series of 1902, these were actually issued by national banks between 1908 and 1928. There are two different types of blue seals. The first type is called a date back and it has “1902-1908” written on the back of the bill. The other type is called a plain back; it does not have the date stamps on the back of the bill. The values for these notes range widely based on condition and the bank of issue.
1902 $5 Blue Seal National Bank Note
The Commercial National Bank Of Lafayette printed 7,148 sheets of Type1 1929 $5 national bank notes. Sadly, based on a number that high, there is basically no chance for these notes to be especially rare. Every 1929 $5 bill has a portrait of Abraham Lincoln on it. This is also the lowest denomination of small size national currency that any bank issued. All serial numbers end with the letter A and start with a letter between A and F. Remember that you can take the total number of sheets printed and multiply it by six get to the actual number of bank notes printed for this denomination. All small size national bank notes were printed on sheets of six.
Series of 1929 Type1 $5 National Bank Note